William “Bill” Eugene Burns, 73, of Connersville, passed away Thursday evening, August 4, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born February 12, 1949 in Ronceverte, West Virginia, one of two children of Eugene Burns and Margaret Louise King.

In 1968, he married Linda Lou Pebworth in Newport, Kentucky. Mrs. Burns survives.

For employment, Bill worked as a factory operator for Custom Extrusion. In his leisure, he enjoyed hunting and camping. He was also an avid Cincinnati Bengals fan and a very good auto mechanic.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Linda Lou Burns of Connersville; his mother, Margaret Hoke of Connersville; three children, William Eugene, Jr. (Lee Ann Lander) of Galena, Ohio, Michael James of Dallas, Texas, and Greg (Christy) Burns of Plainfield, Indiana; four grandchildren, Gavin and Caden Burns of Plainfield, Indiana, Autumn Tapper of Greenville, South Carolina, and Evie Frimm of Galena, Ohio; a sister, Linda Hunter of Connersville; and three nephews and two nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Burns; Edna and Jim McAlister, his foster parents; and his step-father, Howard Hoke.

A private funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Pastor Michael Horning officiating. Burial will be in Laurel North Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.